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A Survey of Seasonal Infestation with Przhevalskiana Larvae in Slaughtered Goats and Sheep in South-western Iran

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Author(s): Hamidreza Azizi | Mehrdad Pourjafar | Saeideh darabi | Farzaneh Assadian | Fariba Kahkesh

Journal: Pakistan Journal of Biological Sciences
ISSN 1028-8880

Volume: 10;
Issue: 21;
Start page: 3940;
Date: 2007;
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Keywords: Hypodermosis | Przhevalskiana | goat | sheep | South-Western Iran

ABSTRACT
In this research slaughtered sheep and goats were investigated during August 2003-July 2004 at a slaughterhouse in Masjed-Soleyman, South-Western Iran. The number of infested animals with Przhevalskiana larvae and their age and sex was recorded. Collected larvae from infested animals were stored in Alcohol-Glycerin solution and were studied to determine their morphological properties and species. The data was analyzed by the chi-square test. Rate of infestation was 0.2 and 5.3% in sheep and goats, respectively. Infestation rate in male and female goats and sheep was significantly different (p
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